Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Sunday 4th September 2016

Migration watch; 06.10 – 11.50hrs and 13.15 – 14.25hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 1 Wigeon + 8 north, 4 Mallard north, 39 Teal + 99 north, 3 Common Scoter + 5 north, 2 Red-throated Diver + 4 north, 105 Fulmar + 120 north, 1 Sooty Shearwater + 1 north, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Shag, 5 Cormorant + 6 north, 2 Ringed Plover, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit + 1 north, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 1 Knot + 1 north, 1 juvenile Curlew Sandpiper north, 2 Dunlin + 19 north, 1 Ruff north, 208 Kittiwake north, 3 Black-headed Gull + 40 north, 1 Common Gull + 2 north, 8 Great Black-backed Gull + 27 north, 1 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull + 6 north, 26 Sandwich tern + 5 north, 17 Common Tern + 1 north, 5 Arctic Tern, 4 Arctic Skua + 4 north, 1 Auk sp + 21 north, 1 Puffin, 18 Swift, 1 Kestrel, 4 Skylark, 1 Sand Martin, 13 Swallow, 80 House Martin, 3 Flava, 2 Alba, 62 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 30 Linnet + 6 north and 2 Goldfinch.
At least 60 Meadow Pipit were grounded at Long Nab along with 4 Yellow Wagtail and 11 Wheatear. Two Common Sandpiper were feeding on the rocks there. In Jackson’s Bay there was a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 28 Ringed Plover, 19 Dunlin, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 27 Sandwich Tern, 3 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, a Swift and 5 Chiffchaff were at Ravenscar. A Shoveler was on the small duck pond along Barmoor Road, Scalby, a Turtle Dove was seen in Harwood Dale, a Little Egret and 3 Yellow Wagtail were on Star Carr, a Merlin was seen on Willerby Carr, 12 Snipe were along Taylor Way and 8 Gadwall were at Seamer Tip.

Dunlin - North Bay - Andy Hall

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